Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist And Serial Killer Pen Pal Jimmy Breslin Dies

Jimmy Breslin, center, first met RECOiL writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, right, in the 1960’s on the set of a Piels beer commercial. “Piels—it’s a good drinkin’ beer!”

New York— Journalist and novelist Jimmy Breslin, who made a career writing for newspapers back when people could make a career writing for newspapers, died Sunday. He was 88.

Breslin first made national headlines when he was attacked in 1970 by mobster Jimmy Burke after an investigative piece he wrote disparaged a fellow mobster. In 1977, Breslin began receiving letters from the Son of Sam while working at the New York Post.

He won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1986. He also worked for the New York Herald Tribune, the New York Daily News and Newsday.

He also appeared on the big screen in such classic films as “Summer of Sam,” “If I Ever See You Again” and “RECOiL.”

He is survived by his second wife, Ronnie Eldridge, and four children. 

Erich Mrak Is Releasing A New Single Today: “With You”

Toronto— With 2017 well underway, Erich Mrak today releases his second single of the year, “With You.” Written by Erich, and produced by Bento (Erich’s in-house producer), it showcases a more pop oriented side of Erich. The song itself centers around the unwillingness to commit, presented through intense verses, bouncy production, and mellow choruses, intertwined with synths.

“With You” is Erich’s second of many releases planned for 2017. “With You” is available for streaming through a private Soundcloud link below, and will be available through all major streaming services, such as Soundcloud, Spotify, and Apple Music, upon release on March 14th, 2017.

Private link to audio :

“With You” : https://soundcloud.com/erichmrakmusic/with-you-erich-mrak/s-4NNcK

You are now musically informed. Go and do likewise. 

A Parents’ Guide To Current Street Slang

Parent coolness is at an all-time high.

Between 20 to 40 years ago parenting was at an all time low with respect to coolness. But parents these days are cooler than ever. It is expected that parenting will, again, become uncool in the coming years.

These days, if you’re a parent, it can seem downright impossible to keep up with the verbiage slung about by a child, especially a teenager. Not only do they seem to switch from being a fan of Justin Bieber to Lance Bass and then back to Justin Bieber again, but they change lingo almost as quickly. And if you do happen to catch the latest episode of “Riverdale” or “Beverly Hills 90210,” there is a real chance you won’t be able to follow along with who is in love with who or whether sideburns are in or not. 

So, in an effort to keep providing you with helpful info you can actually use, here is an up-to-date (as of this morning) list of teen slang that you can drop a bit of knowledge on your teen son or daughter next time you attempt to have a conversation with them. It’s a primer on the language they use and what in tarnation they actually mean. 

Bust the ill pod– Someone very well-versed in current contemporary music.

Pulling an “Indiana Jones”– Taking a long walk in the jungle, the dessert or any such lengthy trek.

Sending flowers to a vegan– Something that is a waste of time or energy. 

Toothy– Laughing at an inappropriate time. 

Sweatin’ to the oldies– Wearing extremely short shorts. 

Philly Jim– Someone with a thick, distinctive (though non-Bostonian) accent. Other variations include Denver Jim, Milwaukee Jim and Portland Pete.

Dragon Ball lame-Uncool, uninteresting.

Tarek and Christina-To break up, or end a long relationship. “Y’all hear about Leroy and Tina? They made like Tarek and Christina.”

Delta Burke– Overweight.

A Rachel McAdams movie– Having to do with time travel.

Meghan Trainor- Someone who is stuck up, arrogant, full of themselves. Especially someone from Nantucket.

Worse than Columbo– Someone who is annoying or a nuisance.

Bigamist, Astronaut, Storm Chasing Treasure Hunter Bill Paxton Dies At 61

Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton, left, fist met RECOiL writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, right while making the film The Lords of Discipline. Paxton played the part of a haze loving cadet sharing his gift.

Actor Bill Paxton’s family announced he died Saturday from a stroke after suffering complications following heart surgery. He was 61.

Paxton was recently starring in the CBS cop drama “Training Day,” based on the Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke film. It is unclear what will become of that program now that he has passed away.

Paxton also appeared in such films as “Weird Science,” “Titanic,” “Twister,” “RECOiL” and “Apollo 13.”

He won an Emmy Award for his role in “Hatfields & McCoys.” He also was on television in such shows as “Miami Vice,” “Big Love” and “A Bright Shining Lie.”

He is survived by two children, James and Lydia, and his wife Louise Newbury.

A Sixth Anniversary Never Sounded So Sweet

6 Years of The Daily Quarterly

6 Years of The Daily Quarterly

Looking back at the past six years, it is incredible the impact we have had on the country, the internet and the world. It’s more than we could have possibly imagined when we huddled together in the cold dark winter of 2011 in an abandoned IT center in northeast Florida and came up with this influential, life-altering website. 

Whether it’s impacting American elections with our hard-hitting coverage, bringing you great interviews with musicians, entertainers and as many famous Canadians as we can find; or honoring our duty to bring you the sad news of a celebrity death, we still take our pledge seriously to fight to print all the news that’s fit to fill 300-400 words of internet space.

Whether it’s changing the conversation or making you think from a different, more enlightened and more moral perspective, or showing you how ignorant, abhorrent and immature your own thought process has been your entire life, we still wake up every day refreshed and energized to do it all over again in the next news cycle. 

And through it all, we have never forgotten our core mission statement: To inform and to encourage you, our readers, to go and to do likewise. (It helps that we all got the mission statement tattooed on our chests a week after we purchased our domain name). And we remember that all we do, every letter we type and illustration we design, is done for you and you alone. 

It seems like it’s a new landscape on the horizon, as news sites come under more and more fire. We don’t know what the future will hold for important organizations like ours. But we pledge to continue to do our best, to do our duty to God and our country and to obey the internet law; to help other people at all times; to keep ourselves physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

You are now informed. Go and do likewise.